****SPOILERS FOR ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK SEASON 6 FOLLOW BELOW****
Orange is the New Black‘s sixth season ended with the show’s lead character, Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), being released from prison. Which has many fans wondering what direction the show will head in, as the series is set to end after next year’s seventh season.
Over the seasons fans have become quite attached to the characters on the show, and saying goodbye won’t be easy. However, Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate chairman, has given fans reason to remain hopeful that they will once again be taken back into the world of Litchfield prison, as he says below, discussions for a potential sequel have already taken place.
“We’re really proud of the long run that Orange Is the New Black had. It remains one of Netflix’s most-watched shows. We’re ending on a high note. Keep in mind we own that series and will be distributing it for years to come. We’re already in discussions and, when the timing is right, we’ll talk further with Jenji about a potential sequel.”
The show is based off the memoirs of Piper Kerman, titled Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Kerman worked in public relations before being sentenced to a year in a minimum security facility for money laundering and drug trafficking.